Canada An evening to support Lebanon Thursday on France 2 and France Inter, with a concert at the Olympia
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A concert at the Olympia for the benefit of the Lebanese Red Cross, reports, interviews: France 2 and France Inter broadcast Thursday October 1 a special evening to support Lebanon, after the explosion that ravaged Beirut on August 4.
and broadcast Thursday, October 1 "All united for Lebanon", a special evening around a big live concert, in support of this country which is struggling to recover from the explosions that ravaged Beirut this summer. The operation will be carried by public service figures, in particular Nagui and Léa Salamé, who both work on France 2 and France Inter.
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The highlight of this mobilization, which will allow the French Red Cross to raise funds, donated to the Lebanese Red Cross, will be a special evening live from the Olympia in Paris, with a concert at 9:30 p.m. under the leadership Ibrahim Maalouf which will bring together artists such as Vianney, Florent Pagny, Clara Luciani, Hiba Tawaji, Ycare, Pascal Obispo, Bernard Lavilliers, Matthieu Chedid, as well as Sting and Mika.
"Given the great emotion that aroused many French people, and France and Lebanon being linked by an ancient history, we said to ourselves that we had to go further, and work on a global support around this concert ", especially with news programs to" contextualize the event, "Arnaud Ngatcha, director of special operations at France Televisions, told AFP.
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Reports in Beirut
The evening will thus open on France 2 with a report from the editorial staff of "Special Envoy" in Beirut, launched by Elise Lucet, and the operation will be supported through multiple programs and newspapers throughout the day on the group's channels (from "Télématin" to the regional branches of France 3), with duplexes from Léa Salamé from Beirut.
"There was tremendous momentum around this operation, and it generated a wider mobilization of the media and beyond the sector", underlines Arnaud Ngatcha: in addition to France Inter which was associated from the start with the initiative, "France 24 will broadcast the concert on its platform and will relay it via topics on its antenna, TV5 Monde will also broadcast the evening," he detailed.
On France Inter, the day will start with an interview with Léa Salamé live from Beirut, at 7:50 am. She will also appear in "The Original Soundtrack" by Nagui. And, before the concert, Fabienne Sintès' 6-8pm will open with a live "stroll" through Beirut, to take the pulse of the city and question the inhabitants. The show will also give the floor to experts and politicians.
"It wouldn't have made sense, two months later, to do a big concert without going back to Lebanon to see how the country was succeeding - or not succeeding - in rebuilding its buildings, rebuilding its minds, treating its wounded, change the political system, and prepare for a more acceptable future, "said Laurence Bloch, director of the radio.
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